Grateful Dead Live at Dupont Gymnasium M.I.T. on 1970-05-07
AudMC > ? > 7" R > DAT > HD > SHN; Taper, mics, and deck unknown; A > D transfer by Noah Weiner; almalgam of different sources; pitch corrected; see info file for mastering and flaw notes; via Audience Devotional Tree
Subject: My first show
Subject: Great show
Subject: still great!
All 3 sets are smokers, filled with favorites and unknowns (at the time). I would kill to see a show end with a lovelight that has St. Stephen and China Cat teasers.
Subject: A little Muffled
I think they all must of been feeling good.
Subject: get me to the world on time
insanely beautiful acoustic "rider"... acoustic 1970 new speedway (always incredible)...black peter is phenominal and this is a spot-on UJB with excellent harmonies, super strong.
i mean, unbelieveable easy wind & high time!? the ending sequence is sublime! pigpen is just full of dirt, booze & soul. this is now my favorite lovelight, by farrrrrrrr.
and please don't let the sound scare you, isolation of instruments isn't so good, but you can feel what's going on and the vocals are clear if a bit harsh at times...sound quality is easily 4 stars+ for a 1970 aud!
Subject: Jerry's Steel Guitar
Subject: One of a kind Lovelight!
Subject: Dope Show
Subject: Great show
Subject: Yeah, it's a crappy AUD. Get over it.
Although the massive closing jam looks great on the setlist, it's far less impressive than the opening of the second electric set. Good Lovin is outstanding, almost on a par with the version from May 2. Cold Rain is gorgeously plaintive, and Easy Wind is my favorite version ever, September 20 notwithstanding. Pig leads off the jam with a heavy harmonica solo before handing it to Bobby, who lays down some nice chords. At about 5:50, though, Jerry steps in and proceeds to absolutely SHRED it. Kinda reminds me of his solo in Hard to Handle from August 6, 1971 in terms of its sheer ballsiness. The Other One suite also merits a mention as a classic version. You don't need to download the whole show, but no serious collector should pass up the second electric set.
Subject: Poor Sound
Subject: Good Concert
Pigpen disappeared for a while.
Audio not great, but a good era in Dead history.
acoustic (workingman's dead, etc)
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